Apprentice Nursery Assistant

The Third Door (Workspace) Limited

Third Door are looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual to join their team of professionals in caring for their provision of children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years. Offering an opportunity to Earn as you Learn!

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Closing date: 05 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£140.00

Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

40 hours M-F 8-6 (shift work)

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 May 2017

Date posted

12 May 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000828705

Positions

1 available

Roles and responsibilities:

  • To ensure that each child’s potential is fully developed in a social, physical, psychological and cultural sense and their development both as an individual and as a member of a group, is paramount at all times.
  • To share responsibility for the preparation of a stimulating and caring environment, with due regard to all aspects of Health and Safety.
  • To participate in planning and organising appropriate play and educational activities.
  • To observe, assess and contribute to the written record of each child’s progress.
  • To foster each child’s development and growth of independence and self-reliance.
  • To encourage the children in developing both English and their own language.
  • As part of the team, to contribute and participate in:
    • Planning and preparation of the class, group work and individual work to suit the needs and age of the pupils.
    • Whole Nursery record keeping.
    • Participating in meetings relating to: curriculum development, general administration, school organisation and pastoral arrangements.
  • Maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, safeguarding their health and safety, both on nursery premises and when engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
  • To provide personal care to a child, whilst at the same time encouraging their independence.
  • To encourage and value the involvement of parents/carers in the life of the nursery and to appreciate and recognise the expert knowledge they have of their child.
  • To implement the Centres/ Council’s Equalities and Race Equality policies fully. To work actively to overcome and prevent discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender, disability, sexuality and status.
  • To be aware of own practice and keeping up with current trends in education. Attend relevant courses and INSET, in accordance with priorities in the Centre Development Plan.
  • To render first aid in accordance with school policy.
  • To support the nursery by participating in events on-site.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time to meet the needs of the setting.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Patient
  • A real interest in children's development

Future prospects

Full-time employment and further training.

Things to consider

Childcare can be hard work and exhausting at times. It's not all about playing with the children!

About the employer

Back in 2008, Shazia was trying to work around her five month old daughter and found it extremely difficult. She wished for a place where she could work in peace whilst her baby was cared for nearby and ‘Eureka’ there was the seed for Third Door!

As the UK’s first flexible childcare and co-working offering, the concept has now won several awards and attracted media attention and advocates.

We are now in our fourth year of operation and it’s only the beginning as we have a big vision to support and equip the professional family community in every urban town in the UK.

This year, Third Door is expanding to open our second site. Stay tuned or come along for the ride!

Employer

The Third Door (Workspace) Limited

Address

16 Point Pleasant

London

SW18 1GG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (if required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

WALTHAM FOREST COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited

Contact

Donald

Other information

From October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 05 May 2017